It’s a common saying and while it may have lost some of its luster with how often it’s used, the one constant in life really is change. There may be no other industry that epitomizes this phrase more than the healthcare industry.


Some of the changes in the medical field such as new vaccines, wearable medical devices, telemedicine, 3-D printing, etc. are exciting and are meant to give you the ability to provide better care for your patients. On the other hand, some of the changes such as MACRA, MIPS, ICD-10 and PQRS can just feel burdensome and frustrating. The thought of having to learn all of these new regulations or skills on top of actually providing exceptional care to your patients can seem incredible overwhelming. However, ignoring these changes can be detrimental to the success of your practice. Regardless of the type of change, you need to know how to adapt to remain relevant in the marketplace.


Our partners at Nephrology Practice Solutions (NPS) have provided 4 tips on how to manage all of this change coming your way. While the focus is on practices, these simple principles can be applied to preparing yourself on an individual level as well. Charlie Siebert is the VP of Practice Operations at NPS and helps oversee the operations of multiple nephrology practices across the country. Watch his video for his tips on effectively managing change.


Change is happening rapidly in today’s world and we don’t expect this to be any different going forward. If you have further questions, please email our Nephrology Practice Solutions team at: practicesolutions@davita.com.